30 YEARS OF WANO:
GENERATING A SAFER
FUTURE TOGETHER

TRANSPORTATION –
HOW TO GET TO LONDON

30 YEARS OF WANO: GENERATING A SAFER FUTURE TOGETHER

HOW TO GET TO THE 02 INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL, LONDON

London has three recommended international airports and the London Eurostar terminal. The recommended airports for the city are London Heathrow, London Gatwick and London City Airport. London City airport is the closest to the InterContinental O2 Hotel.

You can transfer to your hotel using public transport (Overground and/or Underground trains), prebooked cars (these can be pre-booked via the registration website) or public taxis.

Pre-booked Car Transfers

You can pre-book a private or shared car transfer to take you to and from the airport/Eurostar.

Private car: Please select the option “Private transfer” if you wish a car on your own or for you and your companion persons (max. 3 people in the car).

Shared car: For shared transfers, you will be grouped with other delegates based on your flight arrival time. We anticipate a maximum wait time (for your transfer) of approximately 30-40 minutes.

For all transfers, you will be met in the Arrivals Hall of your Airport/Eurostar terminal, escorted to your vehicle and taken to the hotel.

You can also book the same service for your return journey after the BGM.

ONE WAY PRICES

Private transfer (price per vehicle)Shared transfer (price per person)
From/To Heathrow Airport€ 142€ 112
From/To Gatwick Airport€ 164€ 134
From/To London City Airport€ 52€ 37
From/To St Pancras Eurostar€ 67€ 52

Public Transport (Train)

Tickets for public transportation (overground and underground) can be easiliy purchased by tapping your contactless credit card to the ticket machine. BGM staff will be on site at the UK airport/Eurostar terminal. They will assist you in bying your ticket and direct you to the station to commence your journey but they will not accompany you.

Option 1 (Flights from Europe)

Airport: London City Airport (LCY)

  • Transfer cost using public transport: Estimated £2.00 single journey.
  • The nearest local airport to Greenwich is London City Airport (LCY).
  • This airport may be suitable for delegates travelling from within Europe or transiting to the UK via another European city.
  • BGM staff will welcome and assist you upon arrival at London City airport.
  • From London City Airport, take the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) platform 2 to Canning Town (3 stops). Change onto the London Underground Jubilee Line to North Greenwich (1 stop).
  • BGM staff will welcome and assist you upon your arrival at North Greenwich underground station. The O2 Intercontinental Hotel is a 10minute walk from the station.

Duration: 20 mins.

Option 2 (European and Intercontinental flights)

Airport: London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

  • Transfer cost using public transport: Estimated £28.00 single journey.
  • BGM staff will welcome and assist you upon arrival. They will direct you to the train station where you will take the Heathrow Express to London Paddington (runs every 15 minutes).
  • At London Paddington, proceed to the London Underground (tube) and take the Bakerloo Line or Hammersmith & City/Circle Line to Baker Street (2 or 3 stops respectively). At Baker Street, change onto the Jubilee Line (southbound) and take a train to North Greenwich (10 stops).
  • BGM staff will welcome and assist you upon your arrival at North Greenwich underground station. The O2 Intercontinental Hotel is a 10 minute walk from the station.

Duration: approx. 1 hour

Option 3 (European and Intercontinental flights)

Airport: London Gatwick Airport (LGW)

  • Transfer cost using public transport: Estimated £15.00 single journey.
  • BGM staff will welcome and assist you upon your arrival. They will direct you to the train station where you will take a Thameslink train direct to London Bridge. Trains run every hour.
  • At London Bridge, proceed to the London Underground (tube) and take the Jubilee Line to North Greenwich (4 stops).
  • BGM staff will welcome and assist you upon your arrival at North Greenwich underground station. The O2 Intercontinental Hotel is a 10 minute walk from the station.

Duration: 1 hour 5 mins

Option 4 (Eurostar arrivals from Paris and Brussels)

  • Transfer cost using public transport: Estimated £3.50 single journey.
  • For delegates travelling from Paris or Brussels, the Eurostar is a good option. You must book your own Eurostar travel.
  • BGM staff will welcome and assist you upon arrival at the Eurostar terminal at St Pancras.
  • From the Eurostar station at Kings Cross St Pancras, take London Underground Northern Line to London Bridge station (5 stops). Change onto the Jubilee Line to North Greenwich (4 stops).
  • BGM staff will welcome and assist you upon your arrival at North Greenwich underground station. The O2 Intercontinental Hotel is a 10 minute walk from the station.

Duration: 40 mins

London underground map

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Airport Taxi

You can take a public taxi ("black cab") from the airport to the hotel. Please note that fares will vary according to time of day and traffic. Picking up a taxi from outside the airport will be very expensive so it is better to book online in advance, quotes vary according to company used. If you choose this option, please make sure you have enough cash (many taxis do not accept credit cards). Passengers will be expected to pay the full fare displayed on the meter at the end of the journey unless the driver and passenger agree on the final fare to be charged before the start of the journey.

Please follow the signs at the airport/station that will direct you to the nearest taxi rank.

BGM Welcome Staff

BGM welcome staff will greet flights arriving at Heathrow and Gatwick terminals, London City Airport and Eurostar arrivals at Kings Cross St Pancras.

BGM staff will be easily identifiable by their WANO BGM 2019 orange T-shirts.

Departure following the BGM

Departure transfers from the BGM hotel to the four main points of departure (Heathrow, Gatwick, City airport and the Eurostar terminal) on the 23 October can also be booked via the WANO BGM online registration website.

Please remember that you need to leave plenty of time between leaving your hotel and your flight departure time.

Departure following post-BGM technical tours

If you are participating in one of the post-BGM technical tours, your final destination will be Heathrow airport. Delegates should bear this in mind when selecting their return flights. It is of course possible to transfer from Heathrow by public transport to the other airports and Eurostar terminal in central London.

Morning return flights or additional nights

It may be convenient for some delegates to stay at an airport hotel on the night before their departure. There are many hotels close to the airport with free shuttle buses to and from the airport terminals. NB: Please check the airport terminal before booking.